Green Building Center - NJ employs the world’s best designers, architects, engineers and contractors to elevate your space to the next level.

 

Residential

We welcome renovations, additions, or new construction of all shapes and sizes. From Southern to Northern New Jersey, we've designed healthy, efficient, cost effective and comfortable  projects for families. Our designs are as unique as our clients, reflecting their individual tastes, needs, and budget. 

Commercial/  RETAIL

We have extensive experience creating sustainable, cost effective, stunning retail, commercial or corporate projects. Renovations, additions or new construction are in our wheel house. Our members can provide complete programming, planning, design, products & construction services to meet any need. 

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GREEN BUILDING CONSULTING

If you are seeking third party certification in such popular systems as LEED, Energy Star, Green Globes, Living Building Challenge, or Sustainable Jersey we can help. Whether you need speciality consulting for energy modeling/auditting, commissioning, day lighting or oversight of the entire process, we are your green consulting experts.

New Residence, LEED Silver Certified,Net Zero Electric Energy - Modern design for timeless sustainability

 

The Holmes-Rulli residence is a 2,500sf new home built in Toms River, NJ. The project embodies the core principles of the triple bottom line of sustainability -People, Planet, Prosperity.

  • People - The home was designed based on their particular needs and how the family lives and moves through the house at different times of day. Particular attention was paid to daylighting, natural ventilation, healthy interior finishes and building envelope efficiency to ensure a comfortable and healthy environment.
  • Planet - The superior energy efficient design requires just 900 square feet of solar photovoltaic panels to offset all electric energy usage. Rainwater is harvested from the roof to irrigate the gardens. High efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances use a fraction of the water of a regular home. Materials such as cork & bamboo flooring from rapidly renewable materials, tile and counters with high recycled content, low VOC paint and wood harvested from the trees onsite contribute to conserving our natural resources.
  • Prosperity -  Budget was a concern, as it always is typically. Built for just $200/sf this custom, this highly sustainable home that gets a check back every year from electric company for its solar production, proves it doesn't have to cost more to build green.

 

 

A long abandoned office building gets a new lease on life

 

This 30,000sf 4 story commercial office building has been empty for decades, victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time after the race riots of the civil rights movement. Now, owned by a single WBE,veteran business, the building will be reborn as offices for their senior care nursing business and home to a local charter school. Two private entrances will be created on the ground floor to serve these unique uses and the site redone to separate parking from pedestrian access and provide outdoor space in a heavily urban environment.

 

 

A recognized brand gets a sustainable makeover

 

Members of our team were involved in the design and construction oversight of a new LEED Gold prototype for this bank's retail branches. The requirements were simple - achieve LEED Silver certification or better, reduce construction costs 10%, maintain the brand aesthetics, complete construction in 3-4 months. This was accomplished by focusing on reducing demand, employing the most efficiency strategies and technologies possible, and integrating renewable energy systems. The projects achieved LEED Gold certification and set the stage for further advancement to LEED Platinum and net zero energy. View the first net zero energy bank in the country HERE!

 

 

Comprehensive Green Consulting

 

Our team of subjectmatter experts are among the most qualified green building consultants in the industry with decades of experience. Our green consulting services include the following: 

  • Carbon Neutrality/Green Building Master Planning
  • Certification Feasibility Study, Oversight & Management (LEED, Green Globes, Living Building Challenge, Sustainable Jersey, Energy Star)
  • Energy Auditing and Commissioning
  • Daylight Modeling
  • Incentive & Grant Identification
  • Sustainable Material Specification Development

 

 
Montclair State University - Center for Environmental & Life Sciences LEED Consultant

Montclair State University - Center for Environmental & Life Sciences

LEED Consultant

Universedad de Monterry, Mexico LEED Administration, Commissioning, Energy Modeling, Ventilation Modeling, Green Product Specifications. New 250,000sf Academic Building designed by world famous architect, Tadao Ando.

Universedad de Monterry, Mexico

LEED Administration, Commissioning, Energy Modeling, Ventilation Modeling, Green Product Specifications. New 250,000sf Academic Building designed by world famous architect, Tadao Ando.

The College of New Jersey Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, affecting 3 million square feet and over 10,000 lives. 

The College of New Jersey

Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, affecting 3 million square feet and over 10,000 lives.